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Fewture Ancient Predator Repaint Has Arrived! Here’s the Review!

February 9th, 2007

Oh man, what a week! As promised, we’ve had pretty much daily updates all week long here on Predatorstuff.com and just in time to finish the week off, my good friend Dan Fazarri, owner of the Hive Forum came through big time by hooking me up with a SWEET Fewture Ancient Repaint statue! So for tonight, I’m going to finish the week off with a review of this bad-boy and show off some new pics. It’s been a long wait (I think I pre-ordered this with Dan last summer), but it was well worth it because this puppy is sweeeeet! I know this was available in kit format, but I was so impressed with the original pre-paint version that I figured I’d go with pre-paint again and I’m definitely happy with that choice.

Fewture Ancient Re-Paint Review!

Before we get into it, let’s just clear up this question right off the bat… do I prefer the original piece, or the repaint? Without much thought, I have to go with the original because the brightly colored horse that looks like all exposed muscle tissue just looks way cooler than this dark version with the purple and greenish washes. The bright red just makes for a nice piece, and certainly a lot nicer to photograph!

But, I will say this… I love the bloodied up water and the bright red tattoos on the repaint better than the old statue, so that’s a plus!

So what exactly is different on this statue? Well, in terms of pose, absolutely nothing, this is the exact same statue as the original but the horse’s armor has a more agreesive style to it, with more spikes and such. Very cool looking… The only major difference on the predator is that the pre-paint comes with an axe in the pred’s left hand rather than a spear. (The kit also includes the spear and heads like the original version) Everything else is paint, hence why it’s a “re-paint”.

The horse’s colors have been completely changed.. it now appears black, but under some lights you start to see some purple, green and blue washes shifting around. The predator also has many color changes… his skin tone, dreads, tattooes and armor colors have all changed, and most of it for the better or at least as cool as the original. And of course, the semi transparent water on the base is completely changed, with this cool bloody water effect, which is kick ass. It’s actually my favorite change to the statue and I’m wondering if I should swap the bases around on the statues.

A TIP FOR PEOPLE WITH STUCK ON PACKAGING!

It looks like Fewture may have been a bit too quick with wrappingup these statues and shipping out. I am getting reports from people that had issues with the styrofoam covering sticking to the horse’s paint, which would mean that the paint hadn’t set long enough prior to packaging. Well, my statue SORT of had this issue, but because my statue was frozen solid (it’s the middle of winter here), it easily peeled off the statue and left no marks whatsoever. So, if you get a brand new statue and you see that the packaging is sticking to the horse, pop it all in the freezer or fridge for a bit and try again.

Ready for the pics? Click the icon below for Ancient Predator goodness!

So is it a worthwhile buy? Most definitely, it’s worth every penny, ESPECIALLY if you were unable to acquire an original version! This statue is also likely to sell for quite a chunk of change on the after market, so if you can score a pre-paint for $450 or less, consider that a bargain. Originals sell for well over $650 and the re-paints are already selling for well over $500 on eBay.

Enjoy!

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